Health and Wellness Centre

Ilisaqsivik offers Inuit-led, culturally, and linguistically relevant community programs and counselling services for residents of Clyde River and elsewhere in Nunavut.

Programs and services are based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (traditional knowledge) and Inuuqatigiittiarniq (the healthy inter-connection of mind, body, spirit, and the environment) as a path to healing.

Community Programs

Community Programs serve all life stages from prenatal to Elders in Clyde River. Nine core programs run all year-round, and several others occur on a seasonal and on demand basis.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services is widely recognized—both across Nunavut and by the federal government—as making an important contribution to responding to trauma and addressing the high rate of suicide in Nunavut. Services include counselling, training of counsellors and crisis response.

Community Programs

The programs below are ongoing and offered year-round.

Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program: Pre- and post-natal nutrition for pregnant and breast-feeding women
Monday to Friday 5 to 7 p.m. At Ilisaqsivik

Parents and Tots Drop-in
Monday to Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. At Ilisaqsivik

Breakfast Program for Students
Monday to Friday, 8 to 9 a.m. At Quluaq School

Lunch Program for Students
Monday to Wednesday, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. At Quluaq School

Literacy, tutoring, Community Action Program for Children, and After School Program
Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the teachers’ area at ilisaqsivik

Youth Drop-in
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. in the library
Tuesday and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m. In the library

Evening Recreation
Monday to Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the gym

Elders’ Programs
Inuit Societal Values, Monday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. At Ilisaqsivik
Elder’s drop-in, Monday to Thursday, 1 –5 p.m. at the shack
Elders’ gathering Friday afternoons, 3 to 5 p.m. 3-3:30 p.m. is snacks and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. is games. At Ilisaqsivik

Radio Show
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Radio Station

Day Care: not currently offered but is a very important future priority.


Contact us
To learn more and register, call 1-867-924-6565 or email

Counselling & Training

Counselling is offered locally in Clyde River, Pangnirtung, Iqaluit and Pond Inlet; and remotely in other Nunavut communities. These counselling locations can all be reached by calling 1-867-924-6565.

Counselor Training through Our Life’s Journey typically includes 50% participants from Clyde River and the rest from elsewhere in Nunavut.

Additional Programs

  • Tajjutaq – 28 Day Addictions Program On The Land
  • Crisis Response Trauma Team
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Community and Regional Healing Gatherings
  • Support to survivors of Residential Schools, Day Schools, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls